Jewish students barricade in Cooper Union library as protesters chant 'Free Palestine,' on day of protest across NYC campuses


November 3, 2023

(New York Jewish Week) — Jewish students at a New York City college were locked in their school’s library for 20 minutes as pro-Palestinian demonstrators pounded on the doors and shouted slogans.

The incident at Cooper Union, a private college in downtown Manhattan, occurred after pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel students held dueling rallies. It came on a day when, at a New York University protest nearby, a protester waved a sign depicting an Israeli flag, its Star of David prominent, in a trash can. Meanwhile, further uptown at Columbia University, supporters of Israel rallied and decried that...

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